The 2011-12 San Jose Sharks were not the offensive juggernauts they should have been on paper.
Injuries, fatigue and costly trades hurt the team's offense, and a terrible penalty kill and inconsistent game-planning furthered the problem.
Three 30-goal scorers and four 60-point players is still not bad, but past Sharks teams have either had 80-point players or more 50-60 point-getters. Overall, the Sharks finished 13th in the NHL in offense, a far cry from sixth, fourth and seventh over the previous three seasons.
The 2012-13 team appears ready to return to the upper echelon of NHL teams offensively. Bad health and an unimproved penalty kill could still restrict the team, but both project to improve at least slightly.
How much these factors improve will dictate how powerful an offensive force the Sharks are, but the talent is clearly there. The following is a list of Team Teal's 10 most offensively gifted players, or at least the 10 who figure to score the most during the coming season.